This big 6-sheet plan for a 120” span, 1:7.65 scale model of the Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer CC.Mk2 is by Chris Golds, and is a major project that will take some time – and a lot of space – to complete. Construction is from balsa, plywood and some blue foam, and the plan is accompanied by a 16-page step-by-step Instruction manual. This twin electric suits experienced builders and flyers, and the model is designed to be powered by two C3050 brushless motors and two 100A ESCs from two 6S 3700mAh LiPos turning 16” x 8” E-props, and requires 5-function radio control
The Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer – or ’Twin Pin’ – was designed as a go-anywhere, carry anything transport aircraft able to take-off and land from very short, unprepared strips in the days when helicopters were notoriously underpowered and had only a very limited cargo carrying ability. They saw wide service in Aden, Malaya, Kenya and Oman, moving troops and supplies around a wilderness where there were few proper airfields. It’s impressive STOL performance was provided by large slats on the outer wings and immense flaps on both the inboard and outboard wing panels.
The model is of conventional construction, but you will need a lot of space to build, store and transport it. A laser-cut wood pack is available containing most of the shaped parts, such as wing ribs and fuselage formers, but you will need additional sheet and strip wood, as well as all the hardware needed, to complete the model.